On Tuesday, January 30th, Lomakatsi Restoration Project workers will conduct a controlled burn in the upper Wrights Creek area just west of Ashland. Scheduled to begin between 8AM and 9AM, the 50-acre burn will be visible from many parts of town and the valley. Depending on smoke movement, some trails on the west side of the Ashland Watershed could experience smoky conditions, including the No Candies trail. If you're planning to ride or run up high, sticking to the east side might be better.
With dry weather in the forecast for mid to late week, we'll have to cut back burning due to safety and air quality concerns. This has been a challenging fall and winter to get work done, to say the least. Let's hope for a wet spring. This work is funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
More about Ashland Forest Resiliency and burning at our Why We Burn